Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a
painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing
tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other
sports and activities can also put you at risk.
Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join
the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and
tendons become damaged from overuse — repeating the same motions again and
again. This leads to pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow.
The symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually. In most
cases, the pain begins as mild and slowly worsens over weeks and months. There
is usually no specific injury associated with the start of symptoms.
Common signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include:
- Pain or burning on
the outer part of your elbow
- Weak grip strength
The symptoms are often worsened with forearm activity,
such as holding a racquet, turning a wrench, or shaking hands. Your dominant
arm is most often affected; however both arms can be affected.
Approximately 80% to 95% of patients have success with
Main Functions of Ares Kinesiology Tape
- Relieves pain and
circulation and lymphatic flow via superficial activation while reducing
- Corrects muscle
function through reduction of muscle tension and strengthening of the weakened
misalignment of joints
body to homeostasis.
with the body to allow and increase normal range of motion
normalize length/tension ratios to create optimal force
and improve tissue recovery
epidermal tissue homeostasis
inflammation and pressure on mechanical recept